a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
to fish for or catch with a seine.
to use a seine in (water).
to fish with a seine.
Other definitions for Seine (2 of 2)
a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 miles (773 km) long.
a former department in N France.
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How to use seine in a sentence
The second specimen was a juvenile taken by seining one mile below Station C-5 on September 22.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas | Artie L. Metcalf
It is one of the enjoyments of the seining fleet––this racing to harbor when it blows and then watching the others work in.
We were high line of the seining fleet when we got home from the Southern cruise and we felt pretty proud of ourselves.
This trip, then the race, and maybe one more trip after the race, and we would be done seining.
In swift water, seine-hauls were usually made downstream, but in quiet areas seining was done randomly.Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas | W. L. Minckley
British Dictionary definitions for seine (1 of 2)
a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
to catch (fish) using this net
British Dictionary definitions for Seine (2 of 2)
a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)
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